News & Updates

Iran's 'Mourning Mothers' must be released

11 January 2010

Thousands gather to take action on Sudan

9 January 2010

Activists are gathering at events in 15 countries on Saturday to call on world leaders to take urgent steps to prevent a return to severe and widespread conflict in Sudan.

Israeli detention of Palestinian activists must end

8 January 2010

Three men, including prominent human rights campaigner Jamal Juma', are being held for legitimately voicing their opposition to the construction of the West Bank fence/wall.

Ashoura protesters at risk of execution in Iran

8 January 2010

Malawi must release men charged with 'unnatural practices'

7 January 2010

Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested in December, two days after they had a 'traditional engagement ceremony'.

China must release Tibetan filmmaker

7 January 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Chinese authorities to release a Tibetan documentary filmmaker who has been jailed for six years for 'subversion'.

Mexico urged to protect activists after campaigner shot dead

6 January 2010

Josefina Reyes, a campaigner against violence and human rights abuses by military officials, was killed near Ciudad Juarez on Sunday.

Iranians further isolated by contacts ban

6 January 2010

Iranians banned from contact with more than 60 foreign institutions, including human rights organizations.

Mexican Indigenous man detained after unfair trial is freed

6 January 2010

Ricardo Ucán Ceca served almost 10 years of a 22-year sentence before he was released last month.

Salvadoran environmental activists killed and radio station staff threatened

5 January 2010

Ramiro Rivera and Dora Alicia Recinos Sorto were killed in December. They both opposed mining projects in the central Cabañas area.

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